addictive behaviour

A Deeper Look into Addictive Behaviour

The interplay of addictive behaviour, self-regulation, attachment, and childhood trauma Introduction to addictive behaviour Question: Consider the two examples below. Which example do you think demonstrates features of addiction?   Roger has grown up around alcohol. Further, he has fond childhood memories of drunken family members and their antics during social gatherings. Roger began drinking…

Trauma in the LGBTQ+

Trauma in the LGBTQ+ community

LGBTQ+ stands for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. Globally, this community faces adversities in most aspects of their day to day lives. LQBTQ+ Individuals are more likely to experience trauma than straight, cisgender individuals. This has a wide-reaching effect on their mental and physical well-being, relationships, and sense of identity.   Trauma…

Racial Microaggression

Racial Microaggressions

What are Racial Microaggressions? What is Neo-Racism? In which forms does it occur? At the present time, in modern society, it is unacceptable to be openly racist or discriminatory to others. However, this does not mean that racist ideas or beliefs within society decrease. Instead, minorities are experiencing discrimination in more discrete, unconscious, and subtle…

Sleepless| Insomnia

Insomnia: The Ins and Outs

“I struggle with my sleep. Do I have Insomnia?” This is a question that a lot of people ask themselves. Especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people have problems sleeping. Google trend shows an increase in searches related to insomnia since 2019. This indicates that people get more curious about…